Exploring Early Southwest Virginia Art History with Morgan Gilbert
In today’s episode of the Stories from Southwest Virginia Podcast, we explore the early art and history of Southwest Virginia settlers. Morgan gives us a lot of great examples and a clear view into what early life was like. From quilting to potato sacks, the means to live in the region were not as easy as we have it today.
It’s important to explore our history and keep a record of the traditions we still see to this day. Quilting for example was used as a means of repurposing old clothing in order to make blankets to stay warm. Today, we often view quilting more as an art decor form rather than a need.
The passing down of traditions such as art and music are something that we here in Southwest Virginia hold very special to us. It’s about preserving who we are and where we came from. It’s about family and sharing our history with one another. In Southwest Virginia, we are a community and bring our traditions together is how we have succeeded throughout the years.
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